Ravens QB Griffin to miss ‘few weeks’ with broken thumb

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens backup quarterback Robert Griffin III will be sidelined for “at least a few weeks” after fracturing his right thumb during the team’s third practice of training camp.

The injury occurred Saturday night when Griffin hit his hand on a defender’s helmet during a workout at M&T Bank Stadium. It was the team’s first practice of the summer in full pads.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh didn’t announce the extent of the injury until Sunday, saying, “Robert fractured a bone in his right hand and will miss practice for at least a few weeks.”

After Saturday’s practice, Griffin said, “I’ve got a little issue with my thumb. Hit it on the helmet of one of the D-linemen coming through the line.”

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Griffin foreshadowed the news later Saturday night on Twitter, saying, “Everything you have been through will make you stronger.”

Griffin entered training camp as the No. 2 quarterback on the depth chart behind Lamar Jackson. Rookie Trace McSorley, drafted out of Penn State, is the only other quarterback on the roster.

Griffin ended a one-year hiatus from the NFL last season, signing a one-year contract with the Ravens to serve in a reserve role. He played in three games, going 2 for 6 for 21 yards.

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